The portable gaming powerhouse packed with the latest GeForce GTX 1080 desktop grade graphics and 4k resolution
Need a promising water cooling kit for your system? The XSPC RayStorm Pro Ion AX240 is one you might want to consider for.
Great features and modularity at smaller size and lower price.
It's a pain to get just a bluetooth keyboard for each device. Why not go for one that actually works with multiple device altogether?
This is probably the best AIO we have tested to date.
July 31, 2014
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If you have been an ardent follower of Tech-Critter.Com you might remember when I did a Plug & Play test with the Sapphire HD7850 2GB a while back to show what kind of performance you'd get in an outdated PC. So today, we'll do another one in pretty much the same PC, but this time it'll be with the Asus GeForce GTX670 DirectCU II Mini. Should be interesting I'd say to keep you readers happy.
As I'm trying to keep things as simple as possible, I'll be comparing stock speeds of the cards in a stock speed system. This is so that evryone can do this and that we can see what difference it makes if we just plug in a new component; particularly useful for those who are not really used to tweaking their PC.
Graphics Card(s) Tested:
Asus GeForce GTX670 DirectCU II Mini
Test Setup / tools:
AMD PhenomII 710 X3
Gelid Solutions The Black Edition CPU cooler
Asus M4N785TD-V Evo
Kingston Value RAM 1333Mhz 2GB x4
Seagate SSHD 1TB
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
Huntkey ASPC 700W PSU
Silverstone Raven 04 Chassis
Dell S2009W1600x900 resolution
MSI Afterburner V3.0.0
- nVidia 337.88
- AMD 13.12
Unigine Heaven 4.0
In this synthetic benchmark, the GTX670 did very well though it didn't reach 60fps, it's still faster than the HD7850 by about 40%.
Tomb Raider is also playable on the HD7850 and while the GTX670 is doing better, it's not exactly as ground-breaking this time like it did in Grid 2, only averaging out at about 43fps, no more than 10fps better than the HD7850.
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
As expected, the GTX670 does trump the HD7850 being the superior card, more on some tests and not so on others. In short, yes it does give you the performance boost when one simply plug in a more powerful GPU especially if you're looking forward to playing the latest titles like Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag that changes from laggy to playable. Bear in mind that the settings are cranked all the way up, which means that you could get better fps by lowering some details on both cards, but the upgrade is definitely a step up in performance despite the the older CPU to begin with.
So before any of you decide to decide to change everything or buy a new PC just to play games, changing up the GPU might be the only upgrade you'll need to achieve just that.
July 29, 2014
- Week 1: August 1, 2014 11:00 AM to August 8, 2014 10:59 AM
- Week 2: August 8, 2014 11:00 AM to August 15, 2014 10:59 AM
- Week 3: August 15, 2014 11:00 AM to August 22, 2014 10:59 AM
- Week 4: August 22, 2014 11:00 AM to August 29, 2014 10:59 AM
July 24, 2014
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Kingston Ships Large Capacity Near 1TB SSD - Large 960GB Capacity Allows To Migrate Entire Hard Drive
- Faster: improves speed of loading applications and system boot up
- Reliable: with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives
- Convenient: all-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation
- Large capacity: enough space to migrate your entire HDD over to a SSD
- Form factor: 2.5-inch drive available in 7.0mm with adapter to fit in 9.5mm systems
- Silent: runs silent and cool
- Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0
- Capacities: 960GB
- Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO) 450MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write
- Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark) 500MB/s Read and 440MB/s Write
- IOMETER Maximum Random 4k Read/Write 40,000 IOPS and 20,000 IOPS
- Random 4k Read/Write 27,000 IOPS and 10,500 IOPS
- PCMARK® 8 Storage Bandwidth Score 4,700
- Power Consumption: 0.08 W Idle / 1.28 W Avg/ 1.16 W (MAX) Read / 5.39 W (MAX) Write
- Storage temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
- Operating temperature: 32°F to 158°F (0°C to 70°C)
- Dimensions : 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm
- Weight: 92.5g
- Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
- Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
- Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
- Warranty/support: 3-year warranty with free technical support
- Total Bytes Written (TBW): 2,728TB 2.56DWPD
Kingston SSDNow V310
Capacity and Features
SSDNow V310 Stand-Alone Drive
SSDNow V310 Desktop Upgrade Kit7
SSDNow V310 Notebook Upgrade Kit7
SSDNow V310 Desktop/Notebook Upgrade Kit
July 22, 2014
When be quiet! announce has their first nameless PC chassis during Computex 2014 held in Taipei, many were wondering what kind of name will be quiet! come up with for their first PC chassis. And today, be quiet! has finally announce its name - Enter the be quiet! Silent Base 800!
July 21, 2014
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Unboxing & Review: Aztech DSL8800GR(S) Wireless-N Dual Band Concurrent Gigabit Router With Built-in ADSL2+ Modem
July 13, 2014
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July 09, 2014
Introducing ROCCAT Syva
July 07, 2014
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